Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

35-2015 Cooks, Short Order

Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables. Excludes "Fast Food Cooks" (35-2011).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
168,320 3.0 % $10.23 $21,280 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.83 $8.48 $9.51 $11.42 $14.10
Annual Wage (2) $16,280 $17,640 $19,780 $23,760 $29,330


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Full-Service Restaurants 72,070 1.58 $10.15 $21,120
Limited-Service Eating Places 37,450 0.91 $9.96 $20,720
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 16,320 4.70 $10.02 $20,830
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 8,100 0.76 $10.03 $20,860
Special Food Services 6,700 1.17 $10.77 $22,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 16,320 4.70 $10.02 $20,830
Full-Service Restaurants 72,070 1.58 $10.15 $21,120
Special Food Services 6,700 1.17 $10.77 $22,400
Limited-Service Eating Places 37,450 0.91 $9.96 $20,720
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 8,100 0.76 $10.03 $20,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 340 0.01 $13.66 $28,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $12.84 $26,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 180 0.01 $12.17 $25,310
Traveler Accommodation 5,330 0.31 $12.00 $24,960
Employment Services 510 0.02 $11.60 $24,140


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 16,380 1.17 0.89 $11.58 $24,080
Texas 15,640 1.52 1.16 $9.32 $19,390
New York 12,450 1.48 1.13 $11.86 $24,680
Georgia 9,490 2.51 1.91 $9.48 $19,720
Ohio 7,650 1.54 1.17 $9.39 $19,540




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 2,140 3.53 2.69 $8.62 $17,930
Hawaii 1,750 3.04 2.31 $14.13 $29,390
South Dakota 1,150 2.93 2.23 $9.46 $19,670
South Carolina 4,680 2.64 2.01 $9.35 $19,450
Louisiana 4,820 2.62 2.00 $8.87 $18,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,750 3.04 2.31 $14.13 $29,390
Alaska 350 1.12 0.85 $13.62 $28,330
Nevada 2,460 2.21 1.68 $12.73 $26,490
Connecticut 1,380 0.86 0.65 $12.40 $25,800
Vermont 630 2.16 1.64 $12.22 $25,420





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,460 1.47 1.12 $12.45 $25,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,220 2.79 2.13 $9.96 $20,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,400 1.15 0.88 $11.40 $23,710
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,660 1.43 1.09 $9.89 $20,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,590 1.00 0.76 $10.73 $22,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,700 1.59 1.21 $11.28 $23,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,620 1.28 0.98 $8.97 $18,660
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,330 1.86 1.42 $10.75 $22,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,280 1.36 1.04 $11.68 $24,300
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,260 1.83 1.40 $11.08 $23,050




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lafayette, LA 840 5.77 4.40 $8.72 $18,140
Hattiesburg, MS 310 5.58 4.25 $8.49 $17,670
Ithaca, NY 230 4.82 3.67 $10.62 $22,090
Barnstable Town, MA 410 4.37 3.33 $11.00 $22,890
Rapid City, SD 250 4.28 3.27 $9.19 $19,120
Pine Bluff, AR 140 3.85 2.94 $8.72 $18,130
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 410 3.77 2.87 $10.15 $21,120
Sheboygan, WI 210 3.75 2.86 $9.29 $19,330
Baton Rouge, LA 1,290 3.63 2.77 $8.57 $17,820
Iowa City, IA 280 3.35 2.55 $9.54 $19,850